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Hubley Aluminum Die Cast #5 Racer / 2-457 - Driver Missing

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Posted 2 years ago

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vincentanton
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Hubley toys appeared in 1909 and were made of cast-iron. Starting around 1940, the company shifted to diecast zinc alloy molding Automobiles, trucks and airplanes later became Hubley's main focus.
Several steps were involved in Hubley's casting process. Wood form carvings were used. After pouring the molten metals and the rough edges were smoothed out, painters applied a base coat to cast figure toys. Colorists would use a variety of hues highlighting important details. This is Hubley's #5 Racer 2-457. The driver is missing, (however I'm on a fishing expedition to get one). These are BIG toys, about 7 inches long and heavy. They feel substantial in your hand.

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Hope you find your driver, I imagine there are people you know who restore these - I don't know myself, but I am very interested ! Phil.
  2. vincentanton vincentanton, 2 years ago
    I'm bidding on one as we speak!
  3. AzTom AzTom, 2 years ago
    I love these Hubley racers. That having the large tires would make it the 1953 model. These are easy to repaint, but do as Hubley did when painting the silver grill. Cut a thin cardboard Mask out and hold over the nose and spray. You want some slight over spray around the edges of the grill.

    Good luck in finding the driver.

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